48th Virginia Infantry Index
Wayne McConnell and C.R. Keith of Scott Co., Virginia have announced plans for a monument honoring the Nickelsville Spartan Band, later Company E, 48th Virginia Infantry.
According to Cousin Wayne, C.R. Keith and a group of concerned citizens of Nickelsville have managed to get a 20 acre piece of land for the County, directly across from the Nickelsville Elementary School. The Scott County Board of Supervisors have agreed to build a park on this land. They have further agreed to allow the placement of a large monument on this land in honor of the Spartan Band.
The names of the men who formed the Nickelsville Spartan Band will be carved in granite, along with a summary of what the Spartan Band was and what these men did.
Fund raising efforts are currently under way in the newspapers and on radio stations in the Scott County area. I am pleased to lend whatever assistance that I can to this effort through this web site. My two second great grandfathers, Stephen Broadwater and William Martin Hillman (pictured above) were members of this unit.
The McConnell and Related Clans non profit organization will be the focal point of donations and will account for the monies. When the appropriate amount is reached, they will buy and erect the monument.
Please send your donations to:
C.R. Keith, Treasurer
P.O. Box 1469
Gate City, VA 24251
Members of the
Nickelsville Spartan Band:
The names on this roster are from two sources. The first is Mr. Omer Addington's article, "The Nickelsville Spartan Band", found in Hisorical Sketches of Southwest Virginia. The second source is John D. Chapla's 48th Virginia Infantry, published by H.E. Howard, Inc. The soldiers shown by Chapla to have enlisted in Nickelsville on July 2, 1861, are included here. Please read through this list and get back to me with any corrections you wish to make. Sources for your information would be appreciated.
- Vernard Bond, firstname.lastname@example.org
McConnell, Henry M., Captain
Smith, Thomas M., 1st Lieutenant
Harris, Charles W.S., 2nd Lieutenant
Daugherty, Jess M., 2nd Lieutenant*
Fanning, Joshua Soule, 1st Sergeant
Hillman, William Martin, 2nd Sergeant
Wampler, William H., 3rd Sergeant**
McConnell, Nathan H., 4th Sergeant
McConnell, William S., 5th Sergeant
Harris, William P., 1st Corporal
Smith, Harvey P., 2nd Corporal
Fuller, Abraham***, 4th Corporal
Bond, Oliver Patton+
Broadwater, Stephen J.++
Culbertson, James M.
Davidson, James Harvey+++
Dingus, James W.
Dorton, William H.
Elam, John F.###
Elliott, Vance V.!!
Elliott, William V.!!1
Enoch, William V.!!!
Fraley, Granville R.
Fraley, Henderson F.@
Frazier, Joshua D.@@
Frazier, Westley W.@@@
Gillespie, John W.
Harris, David H.
Harris, James E.
Hartsock, William D.
Hillman, Robert A.$$$
Hillman, William G.%
Horton, David C.%%
Jolly, Thomas H.%%%
Kilgore, John D.
Lamarr, David H.&
Lane, Thomas R.
McClelland, Samuel H.
McConnell, Elisha Martin**
McConnell, Milton O.P.***
McConnell, Sylvester Patton+
Moon, George W.++
Moore, George W.++1
Moss, James S.+++
Perry, William Absalom!!
Peters, David J.!!!
Peters, Jacob C.@
Peters, Wales Wellington Wallace@@
Ramey, Berry C.
Ramey, James R.
Ramey, Lewis A.
Saunders, James W.#
Smith, James B.##
Smith, James M.
Smith, Robert H.###
Smith, William C.
Steffy, John M.$
Vermillion, James D.
Wampler, Peter W.%%
*Jess M. Daugherty is listed as Jesse M. Dougherty in
the Chapla Roster, but is listed by Omer C. Addington in his
article as Jess M. Daughterty.
**Sgt. Wampler is listed as William J. in Chapla's roster and as William H. by Mr. Addington.
***Corporal Fuller is listed as Abram in the Chapla roster and as Abraham by Mr. Addington.
+Pvt. Bond is listed as Oliver Patton in the Chapla roster and as Oliver P. by Mr. Addington.
++Pvt. Broadwater should be listed as Stephen J. according to his second great grandson, Vernard Bond.
+++Pvt. Davidson is listed as James Harvey in Chapla and as James H. by Mr. Addington.
#Pvt. Dulaney is listed as James L. in Chapla and as James by Mr. Addington.
##Pvt. Elam is listed as George F. in Chapla and as George by Mr. Addington.
###Pvt. Elam is listed as John W. in Chapla and as John F. by Mr. Addington.
!Pvt. Elliott is listed as Christopher C. by Chapla and as Christopher by Mr. Addington.
!!Pvt. Vance V. Elliott is not listed in the Chapla roster.
!!1Pvt. William V. Elliott is not listed by Mr. Addington.
!!!This private is listed as William Enochs in John Chapla's roster.
@Pvt. Fraley is listed as Henderson F. in Chapla and as Fraley F. Henderson by Mr. Addington. Since Mr. Addington presents his list in alphabetical order, I assume he transposed the first and last names.
@@This private is listed as Joshua Davidson Frazier in Chapla and as Joshua D. Frazier by Mr. Addington.
@@@This private is listed as William Wesley Frasier in Chapla and as Westley W. Frazier by Mr. Addington.
$Alexander Harrison is not included in the Chapla roster. Could this be Hartsock?
$$Alexander Hartsock is not included in the Addington roster. Could this be Harrison?
$$$This private is listed as Robert A. Hillman in Chapla and as Robert H. Hillman by Mr. Addington. Probably the son of Robert A. Hillman and, therefore, Robert A. Hillman.
%William G. Hillman is listed in the Chapla roster, but not by Mr. Addington.
%%This soldier is listed as David H. Horton in Chapla and as David C. Horton by Mr. Addington.
%%%This soldier is listed as Thomas J. Jolly by Chapla and Thomas H. Jolly by Mr. Addington.
&This soldier is listed as David F. Lamarr by Chapla and David H. Lamarr by Mr. Addington. Joanna Howard, email@example.com , says that this soldier's name is David Francis Lamarr.
&&This soldier is listed as Francis M. Lamarr in Chapla and as F.M. Lamarr by Mr. Addington.
&&&This soldier is Mirido C. Logan according to Chapla and as Murido Logan by Mr. Addington.
*This private is listed as Benjamin H. McClelland in Chapla and as Benjamin McClelland by Mr. Addington.
**Elisha Martin McConnell is not listed in the Addington roster.
***This private is listed as Milton O.P. McConnell in Chapla and as Milton McConnell by Mr. Addington.
+This private is listed as Sylvester Patton McConnell by Chapla and as Sylvester P. McConnell by Mr. Addington.
+1This soldier is listed as Charles Mead in Chapla and as Charles Meade by Mr. Addington.
++George W. Moon is not listed in the Chapla roster.
++1George W. Moore is not listed by Mr. Addington.
+++This soldier is listed as James H. Moss by Chapla and James S. Moss by Mr. Addington.
!Chapla lists this soldier as Samuel A. Perry. He is listed as Samuel Perry by Mr. Addington.
!!This soldier is listed as William Absalom Perry in Chapla and William A. Perry by Mr. Addington.
!!!This soldier is found in the Chapla roster, but is not listed by Mr. Addington.
@This soldier is found in the Chapla roster, but is not listed by Mr. Addington.
@@This soldier is found in the Chapla roster, but is not listed by Mr. Addington.
@@1Alexander Ross is found in the Chapla roster, but is not listed by Mr. Addington.
@@@This soldier is listed by Mr. Addington, but is not in the Chapla roster.
#James W. Saunders is listed by Mr. Addington, but is not found in the Chapla roster.
##James B. Smith is listed by Mr. Addington, but is not found in the Chapla roster.
###This soldier is listed as Robert A. Smith in Chapla and as Robert H. Smith by Mr. Addington.
$This soldier is listed as John W. Steffy in Chapla and as John M. Steffy by Mr. Addington.
$$This soldier is listed as Abijah Strong in the Chapla roster and as Elijah by Mr. Addington.
$$$This soldier is listed as George W. Stong in Chapla and as George by Mr. Addington.
%This soldier is listed as Hiram F. Strong in Chapla and as Hiram Strong by Mr. Addington.
%%Peter W. Wampler is listed in Chapla, but not by Mr. Addington.
The monument pictured above is the
Virginia monument at Gettysburg. The photo is of William Martin
Hillman, 2nd Sergeant, Nickelsville Spartan Band.
Please direct comments or suggestions to Vernard Bond (firstname.lastname@example.org).